Pre-University/New Visions Pathways
Our Pre-University/New Visions Career Exploration programs place high school seniors beside local professionals, giving them an opportunity to witness the translation of knowledge into performance. These courses provides a college-bound student with the information and experience necessary to make informed career choices.
These rigorous programs utilize the community as a learning tool. Honors-level curricula in English, Participation in Government, and Economics are applied to the careers being explored. Students can save money on college by earning college credits while in high school.
Students can take classes at their home school and participate in ALL after-school sports or special events.
Curricula focus on the interviewing, debating, research, writing, and speaking skills that are necessary to succeed in college and in the world of work. Students learn effective self-discipline and skills for time management that lead to positive lifelong learning habits.
Classes meet five days a week throughout the school year for a half day. Students intern at various work sites in the community. They have access to their instructor but are under the direct oversight of professionals in the workplace. The curricula consist of projects completed independently or cooperatively in class and/or at internship sites.
The New Visions instructor acts as a guide and facilitator during learning activities held in and out of the classroom. Internships reinforce the concept that learning is a lifelong process that has practical applications.
The New Visions program is highly regarded as evidence of a student’s motivation, intelligence, and desire for success.
HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS
New Visions students can receive four high school credits for successfully completing this program.
1/2 Participation in Government
2 New Visions Electives*
New Visions students have the potential to earn 9 college credits.*
*Credits earned through special arrangements with SUNY Ulster.
The schedule for New Visions students may vary according to the program, the district, and the internship sites being used. Internships are developed by an instructor with the goal of exposing students to as many career options in a given field as possible.
The admissions process for New Visions is similar to the college admissions process. It also duplicates some aspects of an application for employment. Students seeking admission submit an application that includes two confidential references, a handwritten essay, and a high school transcript. They must also attend a personal interview.